Damory Coaches

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Damory Coaches
Leyland Olympian in April 2010
Slogan Dorset's great local bus company
Parent Go South Coast (part of the Go-Ahead Group)
Founded 1970
Headquarters Blandford Forum
Service area Dorset
Alliance Wilts & Dorset
Fleet 65 (May 2011)
Chief executive Andrew Wickham
Website www.damory.co.uk

Damory Coaches[1] is a bus and coach operator based in Blandford Forum in Dorset, England. It is a subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group.


Damory Coaches was established by service station proprietor Vic Kimber in the early 1970s in Blandford Forum. It was named after the neighbouring pub, the Damory Inn.[2] Starting with minibuses the fleet was built up to six coaches operating private and school contract services. A depot was built in Blandford Heights. A weekly service operated from Pimperne to Blandford.[3]

In May 1993 the business was sold to Wilts & Dorset. In November 1993 the businesses of Oakfield Travel[2] and Stanbridge & Crichel Bus Company[4] were purchased followed in January 1994 by Blandford Bus Company.[3]

Damory Coaches was included in the August 2003 sale of Wilts & Dorset to the Go-Ahead Group.[5] It is now part of Go South Coast.


Damory Coaches primarily operates school bus services. In October 2013 it commenced operating the Rossmore Flyer from Alderney to Upper Parkstone, now cascaded into routes 7A, 7B and 7C.[6]


Damory was well known for its fleet of Bristol VRs the last being withdrawn in 2009. As at May 2011 the fleet consisted of 65 buses and coaches.[7] Much of the fleet has cascaded from Southern Vectis and Wilts & Dorset.

See also


  1. Companies House extract company no 2752603 Hants & Dorset Motor Services Limited
  2. 2.0 2.1 Oakfield Travel Countrybus
  3. 3.0 3.1 Damory Coaches Collins Place
  4. Stanbridge & Crichel Bus Company Countrybus
  5. Bus buy for Go-Ahead The Guardian 12 August 2003
  6. Damory to operate Rossmore Flyer More 11 October 2013
  7. Damory Coaches

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